NEWS & EVENTS
Meet author, Raven Howell
Raven Howell is an award-winning children’s author and poet of nine picture books. She writes poetry for a variety of children’s magazines including Highlights, The School Magazine, Humpty Dumpty, and Cricket. Frequently sharing book presentations and writing workshops with children in schools and libraries, Raven also serves as Creative & Publishing Advisor with Red Clover Reader.
Her family, long dawn hikes, being at the beach, and munching on warm butterscotch chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven are all sources of writing inspiration.
Visit her website:
Coming Spring 2020!
Meet author, Anola Pickett
Coming Spring 2020!
Anola Pickett is a Kansas City native and, although she’s lived in Chicago, St. Louis and Massachusetts, she always came back home. The oldest of six children, Pickett grew up in a family of storytellers who emphasized the importance of reading and education. She prizes the stories her parents and grandmother told about their growing-up years and has incorporated some of their memories into her historical novels.
In the third grade, Anola began writing stories in third grade to look busy and thus avoid doing more worksheets. She went on to major in English and Creative Writing in college.
After graduation, Pickett became a teacher and school librarian. As a teacher, she was a member of the National Writing Project and received several grants for creative teaching projects, as well as attending writing workshops at Teachers’ College, Columbia University and the University of Iowa. Along with her classroom teaching, Anola has also taught online for students enrolled in the Institute of Children’s Literature. After retiring from teaching, she devotes a big part of her day to writing for young readers.
Author Desiree Webber @ Okeene Public Library/Okeene Elementary School (joint program)
Darlina Eichman, sharing Space Station Vacation, at the Space Foundation homeschoolers day in Colorado.
D&P @ Jingle Jam Market, Piedmond Intermediate School, 9:00-3:00
Doodle and Peck offices will be closed for the holidays.
Happy New Year!